- Title Pages
- Editor's Introduction
- A Note on the Text and Illustrations
- Chapter I. 1 The Harbours and City of Alexandria.
- Chapter II. The Environs of Alexandria.
- Chapter III. Voyage from Alexandria to the Nile.
- Chapter IV. Physical Sketch of Egypt.
- Chapter V. Resheeʼd, or Rosetta.
- Chapter VI. Voyage up the Branch of Resheeʼd.
- Chapter VII. The Eastern Branch of the Nile, and the adjacent districts, &c.
- Chapter VIII. Historical Illustrations of the Topography of Musr (or Cairo) and its Environs.1
- Chapter IX. Booʼlaʼck.
- Chapter X. Description of Musr (or Cairo).†
- Chapter XI. The Citadel of Musr, or Cairo.
- Chapter XII. The Environs of Musr, or Cairo.1
- Chapter XIII. The Moosʼlim Dynasties in Egypt.
- Chapter XIV. History of Mohhamʼmad ʼAlʼee, and of the remarkable events which have taken place in Egypt since its evacuation by the French, in the year 1801.1
- Chapter XV. The Pyramids of El-Geeʼzeh.1
- Chapter XVI. The Pyramids of Abʼoo Seer, Sackʼckaʼrah, and Dahʼshooʼr, and the site, remains, &c., of the City of Memphis.
- Chapter XVII. Ordinary circumstances of the Voyage up the Nile.†
- Chapter XVIII.1 From Musr to Benʼee Sooweyʼf.
- Chapter XIX. El-Feiyooʼm.
- Chapter XX. From Benʼee Sooweyʼf to El-Minʼyeh.
- Chapter XXI. El-Minʼyeh, Benʼee Hhasʼan, and Antinoë.
- Chapter XXII. Hermopolis Magna, &c., to Asyoo't.
- Chapter XXIII. Asyoo't, &c., to Girʼga.
- Chapter XXIV. Girʼga, Abydos, &c.—Denʼdarʼa.
- Chapter XXV. Ckinʼë, Ckooft, Ckoo's, &c., to Thebes.
- Chapter XXVI. Thebes.1
- Chapter XXVII. 1 Armen't, &c.—Isʼna.
- Chapter XXVIII. Eilethyia—Adʼfoo.
- Chapter XXIX. Gebʼel es-Silʼsilʼeh—Koʼm Oomʼboo, &c., to Aswaʼn.
- Chapter XXX. Elephantine, Aswaʼn, the Cataracts, &c.
- sChapter XXXI. Philæ, and its environs.
- Chapter XXXII. The Nubians.
- Chapter XXXIII. Deboʼd, and Ckurdaʼseh, &c.
- Chapter XXXIV. Taʼfeh and Ckalaʼbʼsheh.
- Chapter XXXV. Dendooʼr, Gurʼf Hhoseyʼn, Dekʼkeh, &c.
- Chapter XXXVI. Waʼdee es-Soobooʼă, Hhassaʼyeh, and Ed-Dirʼr.
- Chapter XXXVII. Ibreeʼm, &c.—to Abʼoo Simʼbil.
- Chapter XXXVIII. Abʼoo Simʼbil, or Absemʼbel.
- Chapter XXXIX. From Abʼoo Simʼbil to Waʼdee Hhalʼfa.
- Supplement. On the Ancient Egyptians.
The Citadel of Musr, or Cairo.
The Citadel of Musr, or Cairo.
- (p.91) Chapter XI. The Citadel of Musr, or Cairo.
- Description of Egypt
- American University in Cairo Press
The Citadel (El-Ckal”ah) is situated at the south-eastern extremity of the metropolis, upon an extensive, flat-topped, rocky eminence, about 250 feet above the level of the plain, and near the point of Mount Moockut'tum, which completely commands it. It was founded by Sala'hh ed-Deen (the Saladin of our historians), in the year of the flight 572 (A.D. 1176–7); but not finished till 604; since which it has been the usual residence of the Soolta'ns and governors of Egypt. Before it sits a spacious square, called the Roomey'leh, where a market is held; and where conjurors, musicians, and story-tellers, are often seen each surrounded by a ring of idlers. The Ba'b el-'Az'ab is the principal gate of the Citadel. A great part of the interior of the Citadel is obstructed by ruins and rubbish; and there are many dwelling-houses, and some shops, within it.
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